This is the second computer i have ever put together first of all, but I am a beginner...
I turned on the computer and nothing displayed. When the power is first turned on there are no beeps, however all of the fans are turned on high and functioning. I unplugged the hard drive and turned it on again no luck. I removed the cd and dvd drives and turned it on and nothing again. I then pulled out the ram and again no luck, not even a beep. During all of those tests the fans were still on.
I have a PSU tester and the power supply is working fine/
The graphics card is card that i pulled out of a computer that does work.
On a note the motherboard is not screwed directly into the case.
Another note, when i hold down the power button it does not even shut the computer off, i have to unplug the power entirely.
I cannot figure out if it is the ram, cpu or mobo
Does anyone have any idea what the issue is?
Thanks in advanced!
These are the parts of the pc i just purchased
+8400gs graphics card + a 250 gb sata hard drive + a few pata cd/DVD drives
i ended up paying under 200$ so i didn't think it was that bad of a deal, however i think i may post it on this site in the future
-Some people by mistake screw the motherboard directly to the case rather than putting the lifts underneath, i just wanted to note that i did not make that mistake.
-The speaker is hooked up into the mobo correctly
-The monitor is receiving power as it has an orange glow around the turn on, when it actually receives images it turns blue, it did not receive anything of the sort
- the video card is plugged in the mobo, i previously had it hooked into another computer and it worked perfectly fine in it, its a pci gt8400
is it possible the video card is not compatible with the mobo? and i am going to try changing the switches right now!